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Pro Mach Acquired by AEA

Pro Mach Inc. is reporting that affiliates of AEA Investors LP (AEA) are acquiring the packaging machinery company from The Jordan Company. Pro Mach manufactures integrated packaging and processing equipment and provides training, installation, parts, and service globally. Ossid and Federal are among its more than 25 brands in bottling and capping, primary packaging, flexible packaging, material handling, identification and tracking, and end-of-line packaging.

Use of DNA Technology from Plants Grows in Authentication for Pharmaceuticals and more

Applied DNA Sciences leverages plant DNA applied into an ink or varnish carrier for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging to create a unique marking and authentication system for product and package security against counterfeiting. Partnerships give the company a stronger foothold in packaging, including a new one with Pillar Technologies where the DNA can be integrated into packaging closures, seals and other carriers.



Galen Signs Exclusive Deal in Europe for Penthrox Hand-Held Inhaler

Craigavon, Northern Ireland September 15, 2014 – As part of their continued business development efforts to drive growth in existing and new markets, through licensing, acquisition and partnership, Galen Ltd. has announced a significant deal with Australian-based, Medical Developments International (MVP).

What Do You Want to Learn?

PMP News and sister publication Packaging Digest are working closely with our conference team within UBM on ideas for 2015 packaging-specific events. We are working together to ensure that we are providing you with the learning activities that will help you meet the day-to-day challenges you face as packaging professionals.

GS1 updates track-and-trace developments for pharmaceuticals

Bob Celeste, senior director of healthcare, GS1 US, discusses what’s going on in traceability and the status of DSCSA implementation in this exclusive Q&A.



What do you seeing happening at GS1 related to track-and-trace developments?

U.S. Marshals seize drug products from Flawless Beauty

Various unapproved and improperly labeled drug products that were marketed, sold and distributed via the Internet by Flawless Beauty LLC, of Asbury Park, New Jersey, have been seized by U.S. Marshals at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey. These products, including injectable drug products, were marketed, sold and distributed to individuals, retail outlets, health spas and clinics.

Common Pitfalls in Implementing the Unique Device Identification Program

As the medical technology industry is preparing for the Unique Device Identification (UDI) initiative, package and label inspection is becoming more important than ever. On September 24, 2014, labels and packages of Class III medical devices and devices licensed under the Public Health Service Act need to conform with the UDI requirements. Although these requirements will ultimately bring many positive changes to the industry, including the ability to manage recalls and track adverse outcomes more efficiently, manufacturers face many hurdles on the way to implementation. 

Help Reduce the Risk of Healthcare-Associated Infections

Today, at a hospital somewhere in the United States, one patient out of 25 is likely dealing with a healthcare-associated infection. This estimate comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which cites a healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevalence survey.

Contract Packager Reed-Lane Opens Dedicated Serialization Suite

New space features Optel Vision TrackSafe™ System; validation to be completed by Q1 2015.


Catalent Adding Automated Clinical Packaging to Support Eli Lilly's Growth

Catalent will equip its Philadelphia Clinical Supply Center of Excellence with new automated prefilled syringe clinical packaging lines to support the growth of its partner, Eli Lilly, the company reported in a news release. The line will be able to automatically insert plunger rods as well as apply randomized and non-randomized labels and back-stop clips. Off-line labeling with booklet labels will also be possible.

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